Vice president of social impact at Tableau and global head of Tableau Foundation, where he leads the company’s global impact initiatives focused on encouraging the use of facts and analytical reasoning to solve world problems.
Prior to Tableau, Neal worked for two pioneering technology companies, Aldus Corp. (acquired by Adobe) and Visio Corp. (acquired by Microsoft), where he ran global IT and facilities. After a mid-career break working as a barista and living in Central America, Neal became managing director of technology at a foundation focused on foster care. He left to become executive director of a nonprofit and CEO of a consulting firm focused on technology for environmental nonprofits. Neal joined Tableau as a program director then moved from that role into the head of Tableau Foundation.
Neal is an active angel investor and has served as a volunteer, nonprofit board member, and philanthropist. He is a member of the governing board for Digital Square, a global health technology initiative, and on a data roundtable for the Global Partnership for Education.